Copacabana Beach

Copacabana

This strip of sand squeezed between high-rise buildings and Baía da Guanabara is one of the most famous beaches on the planet. Curvy girls and their bikinis mingle...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Natural Attraction
  • 5
  • 2

Praia do Abricó

Barra da Tijuca

Nudism is optional on weekdays but obligatory on weekends and public holidays at Praia do Abricó, a naturist destination since the 1940s and the only nudist beach in...

  • Nude beach
  • 5
  • 1

Recreio dos Bandeirantes

Recreio dos Bandeirantes

In the West part of town, not far from Barra da Tijuca and about an hour from downtown, Recreio dos Bandeirantes (or Recreio as the locals call it) is a white sand...

  • Public beach
  • Walking
  • Natural Attraction
  • 5
  • 1

Praia de São Conrado

São Conrado

Located between Barra da Tijuca and Leblon beaches, São Conrado is a beautiful stretch of beach known for paragliding and hang gliding. Also popular with surfers,...

  • Urban beach
  • Natural Attraction
  • 5
  • 1

Praia da Reserva

Barra da Tijuca

Between Barra Beach and Recreio Beach in an ecological reserve in Barra da Tijuca, Reserva is a drive from downtown Rio since bus routes don't travel that far. The...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • 4
  • 1

Praia do Arpoador

Arpoador

Squeezed between Copacabana and Ipanema, Arpoador beach is a short stretch of sand and rocks that draws crowds, particularly at sunrise and sunset to Arpoador Hill....

  • Urban beach
  • Natural Attraction
  • Neighborhood

Praia Barra da Tijuca

Barra da Tijuca

Praia Barra da Tijuca is more relaxed than your ordinary urban beach, with cleaner waters and less touristy than Copacabana and Ipanema. Approximately 40 minutes...

  • Public beach
  • Natural Attraction
  • Walking
  • Neighborhood

Praia da Urca

Urca

Located at the foot of the Urca Hill - the first stop of the Sugar Loaf cable car - Praia da Urca is a small, picturesque beach, popular with the residents and...

  • Public beach
  • Natural Attraction

Praia de Botafogo

Botafogo

A pretty stretch of beach between Copacabana and Laranjeiras, Botafogo is close to downtown, with a cycling/jogging path the full length and stunning views. Although...

  • Urban beach
  • Walking

Praia do Flamengo

Flamengo

Situated in the heart of Guanabara Bay, the beach is next to the namesake park and the whole area is built on land reclaimed from the sea. The greenery of the park...

  • Urban beach

Praia do Grumari

Barra da Tijuca

A rare preserved sanctuary in Rio, the Grumari beach was declared a protected area in the 80's. It has a wilder feeling than the Barra beach nearby, and access here...

  • Public beach
  • Natural Attraction

Praia do Leblon

Leblon

Next to one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in town, Leblon beach is a continuation of Ipanema, separated only by the Jardim de Alah canal. Popular with...

  • Urban beach
  • Neighborhood
  • Walking
  • Playground

Praia Vermelha

Urca

Praia Vermelha is a scenic sandy cove with reddish, coarse sand and calm waters. It is also the launch point for the Sugar Loaf cable-car and popular with locals on...

  • Urban beach
  • Natural Attraction